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Compaq CQ50-115NR: Will not start (has power)
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HPelan01
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Re: Compaq CQ50-115NR: Will not start (has power)

Same problem on my Dad's Compaq CQ50-115NR purchased on 08-09-08:

Suddenly not able to power up.  Power light comes on White, wifi light comes on orange, brief fan sound, then silence, no screen activity, no VGA signal.  Reseating the RAM and HD had no effect.

 

Anyone know what the root cause is? Motherboard failure? Video failure? Other?

 

Thank you,
Matthew

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mose1380
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Re: Compaq CQ50-115NR: Will not start (has power)

I had the same problem yesterday! After reading posts in this forum I felt like there was no fix to the problem. I was at Best buy today looking for a good boxing day sale on a new computer, then I ran into a friend who is an IT guy who gave me the following advice.

 

It sounds way to easy and good to be true but it worked for my HP CQ50 laptop:

 

Turn on the computer, I had the same problem sounds like a regular start up for a second and then no sound and no activity on he monitor (still have a power light on and a red wifi button though).

 

Unplug the power source (so you are only running on battery)

 

pull out the battery for 30 seconds - put the battery back in and hold down the power button (press it firmly off then on- Hold it down when you turn it on as well).

 

I did this and to my surprise it powered up normally. My friend said it is a problem with the power button sensor and it is quite common in this model. I think I might have even tapped the power button also, but it worked on my first try (I think by holding the power button while turning it on it resets the sensor). I really thought I was screwed after reading all these posts because I am not a computer guy and I managed to fix this problem. Goodluck and let me know if it works for you guys.

 

 

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maurygarcia
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Message 13 of 20 (8,467 Views)

Re: Compaq CQ50-115NR: Will not start (has power)

hey there friend, i have the same issue, tried what you suggested, did not work, i think it has to do with the details on your steps. more detailed infor will be greatly appreciatted like

 

Unplug the power source (so you are only running on battery)  DO THIS ON ON OR OFF MODE

pull out the battery for 30 seconds  - WITH CLOSED LID OR OPENED LID?

put the battery back in and hold down the power button (press it firmly off then on- Hold it down when you turn it on as well).THIS STILL WITHOUT THE POWER MORE OR DO THIS WITH SOURCE POWER??

 

thanks in advance!

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2362ma
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Message 14 of 20 (8,394 Views)

Re: Compact CQ50-115NR: Will not start (has power)

I have the same issue power on, orange wifi otherwise the computer is dead. I bought from Best Buy 08-09-08 it seams that batch of computer is defective. Wonder if HP made any recall. it seams Nobody have a solution?!

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emaline90
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I also bought my computer in August of 2008 and have had every problem in the book! Screen flickering, wireless wont work, fans stop, overheating, power cable died, power port died, mouse sticks, ect. Now it turns on makes all the normal fan noises and clicks but nothing on the screen not a single thing. It was in sleep mode when i tried to turn it back on.

 

 I have sent mine back to Best Buy TWICE...the first time they told me it was all my fault and i had to pay even though i bought the extended warrenty! The second time they fixed the fickering problem, fan issues, and power port. I didnt pay that time. Ive done a factory reset which fixed the wireless issue. 

 

This is my first laptop and it has been nothing but a buch of problems! I will never buy HP again! EVER!!! They are a stupid company who cant back their computers.  They prey on innocent people and are monsters! :manmad:

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terrab5
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Message 16 of 20 (7,676 Views)

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I had this same laptop, sent it in, they kept it til the warranty ran out, then told me they would not repair it because it was out of warranty!

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mark8
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Member Since: ‎04-25-2009
Message 17 of 20 (7,673 Views)

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I chat with them again after the warranty is over, they tell me HP will fix it for $399.00 and give me 90 day warranty. I think the best way is sell the old for parts on ebay and buy a new one from (HP?)...

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yvonne1403
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Member Since: ‎06-14-2010
Message 18 of 20 (7,590 Views)

Re: Compaq CQ50-115NR: Will not start (has power)

hallo.

I have the same problem.

why give HP no reaction?

this is à bad laptop and we have no help here.

 

I have the Compaq Presario V6066EA notebook.

first was the battery broken now à black screen but the power is oke.

 

whats up man come on HP help the people .

greatings from holland

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dtectr
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Member Since: ‎06-17-2010
Message 19 of 20 (7,538 Views)

Re: Compaq CQ50-115NR: Will not start (has power)

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01087277&lc=en&cc=us#c01087277_bios

there are a few key issues - in some cases a 2 year window is given. hurry - check yours out.

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spiceyweasel
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Re: Compaq CQ50-115NR: Will not start (has power)

By all means, sell the scrap, but don't compound the problem by buying another one. Look up a consumer report site to find a more reliable brand and model.

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